Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Ryan Pig Wins State Fair’s “Big Boar” Contest

Ryan Pig Wins State Fair’s “Big Boar” Contest

A pig from Ryan has been named the biggest boar in Iowa. “Big Buck,” a Hampshire boar from Ryan, has claimed the Big Boar title at the Iowa State Fair. The champion boar owned by Tom and Nancy McDonald of McDonald Acres tipped the scale at 1,192 pounds. “Big Chief,” owned by Charlie Bieber and

Larry A Holthaus – Colesburg

Larry A. Holthaus, 79, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. He was born on April 30, 1938, in Delaware County, the son of Marvin and Beulah Holthaus.   Larry attended Colesburg High School, graduating in 1956. Following graduation, he resided on the Holthaus Family Century

Winthrop Woman Ending Reign as Iowa State Fair Queen

This past year has been a whirlwind for Iowa State Fair Queen Amanda Riniker. The East Buchanan graduate from Winthrop was crowned at last year’s Iowa State Fair – and she told KMCH it’s a moment she’ll never forget. Riniker’s life is busy enough as a Neuroscience major at Wartburg College, where she’s also involved

Dundee Awarded Grant for Work on Old School Building

The City of Dundee has received a grant to do some work on the old school building in town. The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program has awarded the City ten-thousand dollars to remove asbestos from the abandoned building. The total cost to remove asbestos and demolish the former Dundee School Building is around 132-thousand dollars.

Bicyclist Injured in Linn County Collision

One person was injured when a car hit a bicyclist in Linn County Friday morning.   The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year old Louie Ervin II of Robins was struck while bicycling on Alburnett Road just south of County Home Road a little before 6 am.   A northbound car failed to see Ervin

Manchester Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A Manchester man was arrested on drug charges Thursday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year old Michael Walters has been taken into custody. Deputies were called to check out a suspicious vehicle near Wadena, which had a man slouched over in the driver’s seat. They found the vehicle in the 400 block of

Presidential Disaster Declaration Requested for Local Counties

Governor Kim Reynolds is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for Clayton, Fayette and Buchanan counties following last month’s severe storms and flooding. She sent a letter to President Trump Thursday asking for the declaration. A total of seven counties from northeast Iowa were in the request. If the request is approved, the counties could use

Good Neighbor Society Hosting Ice Cream Social

The public is welcome to an Ice Cream Social at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester this Sunday. The annual event is hosted by the Good Neighbor Society Auxiliary. Auxiliary member Gladys Tinker says this is the group’s only fundraiser. The funds raised allow them to do things for the Good Neighbor Home throughout the

Police Investigating Burglary at Cascade Church

Authorities are investigating a burglary at a Cascade church. Cascade Police say someone stole from the Cornerstone Church on Nixon Street late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The police chief tells our coverage partner, KCRG, the burglar took electronics and tools valued between 15-hundred and two-thousand dollars. There was no forced entry into the

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